This year you helped us with these fun numbers: 5000+ bikes parked at Newport Folk Festival 1300 Visits to our Bike Garage 428 bikes restored and distributed in the community 300 sets of helmets, lights and bells distributed 38 Ladies Nights participants 7 Beginner Cyclist Classes 3 Basic Instructor courses 2 40ft containers purchases and sited for the Bike Barn 1st Statewide Bike Mobility Plan … and a partridge in a pear tree. (OK, well not that part, but you get the idea!) We’re on the last lap of our financial kickstart into the new year where your donation will be matched 100%! We’re almost there. Can you give us the last push to our $50,000 goal? Together, we can keep cranking. All donations are DOUBLED! Thank you to all who make progress possible. The post We’re on the last lap and we’re almost there! appeared first on Bike Newport.
Synergy #4 (mixed media cyanoprint by artist Robert Davidson) will be featured at the silent auction.
Wow! We’ve got some amazing items lined up for our Bike Newport Night: RACK ‘em UP! raffle and silent auction. Many local businesses, organizations and individuals are donating exciting items! Original art, bike friendly apparel, tours, cruises, memberships, dinners out, wine, and many manners of self-indulgence await your bids. Plenty to raffle as well, including the GRAND PRIZE donated by Ten Speed Spokes – a custom-sized SPECIALIZED CROSSROADS. Everyone attending will be eligible to win! Come party with us at Midtown Oyster Bar from 6-9pm on Wednesday, March 19th.
“RACK ‘EM UP!” will raise funds for high-capacity bike racks. With up to 900 cyclists per day at the 2013 Folk Festival, we know that there is great potential to move festivalgoers from cars to bikes. With bikes, Newport’s summer traffic congestion and parking challenges are reduced. But bikes need parking, too! So racks have become this year’s fundraising focus. The high-capacity event racks will be portable, stackable, and available for events throughout the season.
Bike Newport Night 2014 will be hosted by Midtown Oyster Bar with help from Common Fence Music and entertainment by Pier Jump and Los Duderinos. Adding to the fun is VeloSprint Racing with the RI Bicycle Coalition. What is VeloSprints? A racing simulator that’s super fun, spirited, and competitive. Hop on a bike and see if you can beat your best friend in a fired-up 30-second sprint. Projected times pitch the excitement while the bands play on. You won’t want to miss this one.
Thanks to all the generous local businesses who are helping make Rack ‘Em Up an event to remember!
Angela Moore Jewelry
Angel Hair & Nails
Common Fence Music
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Green Valley Country Club
Midtown Oyster Bar
Newport Art Museum
The Newport Experience
Newport Yachting Center & Marina
Norman Bird Sanctuary
Preservation Society of Newport County
Sailors for the Sea
Sea Angel Salon
Ten Speed Spokes
Tennis Hall of Fame